Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
South Africa
B
Hungary
C
Ethiopia
D
Vietnam
Question 2
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Edmonton Oilers
B
Montréal Canadiens
C
Toronto Maple Leafs
D
Ottawa Senators
Question 3
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Basketball
B
Baseball
C
Korfball
D
American football
Question 4
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Korea
B
Laos
C
Cambodia
D
Vietnam
Question 5
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
B
They’ve all won Emmys
C
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
D
They’ve all won Oscars
Question 6
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Four
B
The Group of Eight
C
The Group of Seven
D
The Group of Six
Question 7
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
Electric light bulbs
B
The television
C
The telephone
D
The heart pacemaker
Question 8
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Alexander Graham Bell
B
Joseph Bombardier
C
Charles Best
D
Sir Sanford Fleming
Question 9
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Cancer research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Multiple Sclerosis research
D
Heart disease research
Question 10
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Mexican Canadians
B
Chinese Canadians
C
Japanese Canadians
D
Aboriginal Canadians
Question 11
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NORAD
B
NATO
C
UN
D
All of these
Question 12
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Warfarin
B
Viagra
C
Penicillin
D
Insulin
Question 13
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Black Cup
B
The White Cup
C
The Grey Cup
D
The Red Cup
Question 14
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
European Union
B
United States
C
Mexico
D
China
Question 15
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1957
B
1927
C
1951
D
1947
Question 16
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1965
B
1920
C
1947
D
1940
Question 17
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1959
B
1989
C
1979
D
1969
Question 18
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
1996
B
1992
C
200
D
1988
Question 19
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Once
B
Twice
C
Three times
D
Never
Question 20
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
The iPhone
B
Nokia phone
C
Galaxy phone
D
The BlackBerry
Question 21
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Football
B
Soccer
C
Lacrosse
D
Hockey
Question 22
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1950
B
1960
C
1930
D
1940
Question 23
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1975
B
1950
C
1947
D
1970
Question 24
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Manitoba
B
Québec
C
British Columbia
D
Alberta
Question 25
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The Québec revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The noisy revolution
D
The quiet revolution
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